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  • Rogues lose early lead at Walla Walla

  • WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Renae Martinez's two-run double highlighted a four-run third inning as the Walla Walla Sweets dug out of an early 2-0 hole to hand the Rogues their third West Coast League loss in a row, 4-3 on Friday at Borleske Stadium.
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  • WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Renae Martinez's two-run double highlighted a four-run third inning as the Walla Walla Sweets dug out of an early 2-0 hole to hand the Rogues their third West Coast League loss in a row, 4-3 on Friday at Borleske Stadium.
    After Medford starter Jake Lessel walked the first three batters in the pivotal inning, he got the next batter out on strikes before plunking Nick Vilter to plate Walla Walla's first run of the game. That prompted a pitching change by the Rogues, and Martinez jumped on Dillon Keene's first offering, giving the Sweets (8-5) a 3-2 lead.
    Vilter later scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2.
    Medford's Matt Page delivered an RBI single in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to one run, but the Rogues (5-11) managed only two hits the rest of the way and could not advance a runner past second base.
    Medford jumped on top in the second when Page led off with a walk, advanced on a Ryan Teel single and a sacrifice bunt and scored on a balk by Walla Walla starter J.D. Leckenby. Second baseman Jake Whisler followed with a single to bring home Teel and give the Rogues a 2-0 lead.
    No. 9 hitter Ray McIntire and Teel had two hits apiece for Medford, and Keene ended his night with five strikeouts in 42/3 innings.
    The second game in the three-game series is tonight.
    MEDFORD WALLA WALLA
    ab r h bi ab r h bi
    Miles 3b 4 0 0 0 Lindell rf 3 1 2 0
    Balta lf 5 1 0 0 Skrbec 3b 2 1 1 0
    McNabb rf 3 0 1 0 Mednhll 1b 4 0 0 0
    Palensky dh 3 0 0 0 Vilter ss 3 1 0 1
    Page 1b 3 1 1 1 Mrtinz dh 3 0 1 2
    Teel c 4 1 2 0 Gnzles ph 1 0 1 0
    Urban cf 2 0 0 0 Reay c 4 0 0 0
    Degner cf-ph 1 0 0 0 Persico cf 3 0 1 0
    Whisler 2b 4 0 1 1 Silva 2b 4 0 1 0
    McIntire ss 4 0 2 0 Herkins lf 1 1 0 0
    Palno lf-ph 1 0 0 0
    Totals 33 3 7 2 Totals 29 4 7 3
    Medford 020 010 000 —3
    Walla Walla 004 000 00x —4
    E—Vilter (2). LOB—Medford 8, Walla Walla 8. 2B—Martinez (1).
    IP H R ER BB SO
    Medford
    Lessel,L,1-2 21/3 2 4 4 4 3
    Keene 42/3 5 0 0 2 5
    Hockin 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Walla Walla
    Leckenby 3 4 2 2 2 3
    Zandona 22/3 3 1 0 2 3
    Christina 12/3 0 0 0 0 2
    Dillman 2/3 0 0 0 0 0
    Brija 1 0 0 0 0 1
    WP—Lessel (3), Keene (4), Leckenby (1). Umpires—Home, Craig Mills; First, Steve Sillers; Third, Gary Krum. T—2:34. A—970.
    American Legion
    NORTH MEDFORD 6, CRESCENT VALLEY 4 — At Corvallis, left-hander Christian Gillis pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as North Medford won its opener at Crescent Valley High in the eight-team Summer Slam wood-bat tournament.
    Gillis (2-0) blanked Crescent Valley in all but one inning, when the host team scored all four runs.
    Josh Berman led the Mavericks' attack with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Honus Kindreich added two hits and two RBIs.
    The Mavericks (9-1) broke a 4-all tie in the sixth when Jordan Ragan and Greyson Wolff singled. After a double steal, Ragan scored from third on a wild pitch.
    North Medford has a pair of games today, against Ridgeview at 1 p.m. followed by Sprague at 3.
    North Medford 000 131 1 — 6 9 1
    Crescent Valley 000 400 0 — 4 3 1
    Gillis and Wolff, Adams (6); Davis and Pozzious. W — Gillis (2-0). L — Davis. 2B — NM: Kindreich, Berman, Pearson; CV: Davis.
    CENTRAL POINT 10-15, HENLEY 0-0 — At Central Point, Taylor Tibbets and Joey Caballero pitched back-to-back five-inning shutouts and Central Point excelled at the plate in a lopsided nonconference doubleheader at Anhorn Field.
    Tibbets struck out two without a walk in the opener. Catcher Tyler Aplin went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice for the Comets (6-2), while Tanner Ryerson, Tyler Plankenhorn and Neil Bastendorff had two hits apiece. Ryerson drove in two and Bastendorff scored twice.
    In Game 2, Caballero used an efficient performance to hold the visitors from Klamath Falls in check, striking out one and walking two.
    Ty Fox, who hit his first home run in the opener, was 4-for-4 in the nightcap with five RBIs, including a two-run single in the first and an RBI double in the third. Plankenhorn was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Avery Martin 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Tibbets 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs.
    FIRST GAME
    Henley 000 00 — 0 6 1
    Central Point 210 52 — 10 14 0
    Brown and Noonan; Tibbets and Aplin. W — Tibbets (2-0). L — Brown. 2B — H: Weitzel; CP: Ryerson, Plankenhorn. HR — CP: Fox (1).
    SECOND GAME
    Henley 000 00 — 0 2 0
    Central Point 228 3x — 15 17 0
    Goodell, Noonan (3), McAdams (4) and Brown; Caballero, Aplin (5) and Gillispie. W — Caballero (1-1). L — Goodell. 2B — CP: Aplin, Fox, Martin.
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